AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Released

Aimed at gamers and overclockers, Advanced Micro Devices has released their new AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition quad-core processor with Clock Multiplier Control and AMD OverDrive, the industry’s most powerful Windows-based performance tuning utility, for tunable performance. The processor will operate at a 2.3GHz frequency, 2MB shared L3 cache and 512KB dedicated L2 cache per core and 128KB L1 cache per core. Using 65-nanometer silicon-on-insulator technology, the CPU will be identical to its non-Black Edition counterpart (integrated DDR2 memory controller and so on) except for the unlocked clock multiplier, which allows enthusiasts to easily clock the new chip. AMD notes the processor is priced the same as the recently launched AMD Phenom™ 9600 quad-core pocessor, or $283 in 1000 unit quantities.

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In non-SMP software, the latter will thrash the Phenom (especially if it's a B2 with the TLB fix enabled). If you game a lot, the dually is fine. If you need quad, just drop a Q6600 in your E4500's place.

i keep hoping AMD will surprise me and bring me back, but the results from all the test just keep telling me to go intel.

AMD notes the processor is priced the same as the recently launched AMD Phenom™ 9600 quad-core pocessor, or $283 in 1000 unit quantities.

If AMD expects to sell these, they need to set a realistic price.